The telemedicine sector has experienced a major shift in the last months. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have caused a sharp increase in demand for online consultations and telehealth solutions. However, multiple barriers need to be addressed to support sustainable adoption of telemedicine across Europe. Lack of legal frameworks providing clear rules and facilitating reimbursements is one of the major issues.
We interviewed telemedicine startup founders and representatives from across Europe to identify the impact of COVID-19 on their business, and the barriers and challenges the sector is facing. We also asked the founders what changes they would like to see in Europe.
Our report Telemedicine in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges shares the stories of 9 telemedicine startups and their recommendations for policy makers.
Our video series Conversations with Telemedicine Startup Entrepreneurs presents the interviews with 5 telemedicine startup founders and representatives. You can watch it here or check out the playlist below.
Contributing startups: Consulib (France), Mediquo (Spain), Atlas (Romania), DoctorsinItaly, Telemedico (Poland), Doctena (Luxembourg), Meeting Doctors (Spain), Derma2go (Switzerland), Docline (Spain).